By Elisha Mans, First Year Politics and International Relations
Bristol has been awarded the Rising Star Award at the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards, despite competition from cities like Valencia and Tbilisi.
It was noted by judges that Bristol ‘has long been bubbling under as a must-visit mini metropolis’ but previously it had not been given the ‘attention it deserves’.
Kathryn Davis, head of tourism for Destination Bristol said that Bristol looks ‘forward to welcoming new and returning visitors from across the world’ and described the win as ‘incredible’.
As the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards claims to be the definitive word on travel, Davis said that Bristol can now be considered ‘as one of the best European destinations for travel’.
We're so proud of our city.— Bristol University (@BristolUni) November 27, 2018
Bristol has beaten the competition to win the Rising Star Award at the @NatGeo Traveller Reader Awards.
We've always known you were a star, Bristol 🤩!#LoveBristolUni #Proud https://t.co/3NYo4HyvbJ
The Rising Star Award celebrates cities making a name for themselves.
Amongst the other award winners were Italy as a Return Ticket country and Bill Bryson for Outstanding Contribution to Travel.
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